2021-Q1 Meeting From February 3rd

On February 3rd we had our first face-to-face quarterly meeting outside near the Harbison Educational Center.  We had two demonstrations for the membership.  Darryl Jones with the Forestry Commission demonstrated his control burn rig.  Also, Stephen Baxley demonstrated the latest DJI aircraft and showed how they can be used for inspection purposes.  



Drone Practice Day on December 1st

The Outreach Committee hosted a Drone Practice Day on December 1st at the Harbison State Forest in Columbia.  There was a wide range of SCiDUC participants from various agencies and experience levels.  Multiple stations were set up where participants could practice using the NIST open lane test, remote inspection, various flight exercises, and see the Forestry Commission's control fire rig.

Thanks to all the volunteers that made the event so successful.  Special thanks to Terri McCollister from DHEC and Darryl Jones from the Forestry Commission for leading the effort.


SCiDUC Open House 

On October 21st the Board of Directors was pleased to host a Virtual Open House for local government and support agencies.  SCiDUC is represented by over 50 government agencies; however most of those are at the state level.  The Board of Directors wanted to have SCiDUC introduced to more agencies at the city and county level.  The recording can be found to the left.  Thanks to everyone who attended.  Please don't forget to "join now!"                                                             


SCiDUC Drone Day with Daniel High School

On March 13th, SCiDUC, in partnership with Clemson University hosted a "Drone Day" with Daniel High School.  Students learned how to operate a commercial UAS under the direct one-on-one instruction of a SCiDUC Part 107 volunteer.  Later, the students went back to Clemson campus where they learned how to process 2D images into a 3D photogrammetric model.  The students and teachers had a great time and were exposed to many drone uses they hadn't previously known about.  Thanks go to the volunteers who made this event possible.




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